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Submitted by Sharodan 551d ago | opinion piece

Analysis: Will next-gen consoles embrace f2p?

Mostly ignored by the current console generation, free-to-play could yet shake things up when PS4 and the Next Xbox arrive, says Marcus Mac Dhonnágain. (Industry, PS4, Xbox One)

zeeshanhs  +   551d ago
a straight answer is NO. But i really wish they would. Just like we saw LOL released on MAC. Probably, in some distant future we will get see this. Because, its not just about consoles ready to play f2p games its about the devs too. Its really hard to integrate gamers of Consoles and PC as one in F2Ps. Plus no shares from 'Game Selling' = No Profit, in words of console manufacturers.
Sharodan  +   551d ago
Well to avoid the problem of no profit-shares, console manufacturers could set-up a licensing system where they receive a small portion of micro-transactions in-game.

I can actually see this becoming a thing, at least with smaller developers as the author says. As the world becomes more "connected" online, models like this in the gaming industry make more and more sense. It cuts on production/manufacture costs and still provides the dev/publisher with a method of turning a profit.
zeeshanhs  +   551d ago
correct. If you ask me, This is the HOPE:
( http://gameboilers.com/xbox...
If Xbox 720 gets ported with windows 8 core/kernel -> Same Apps working on both PC and Xbox -> F2P on Xbox 720 (through licensing,etc) -> all wishes come true.
(given that, Windows 8 gets modifications/fixes and satisfies its users)
Well, thats my thinking and the thinking of these many people.
( http://n4g.com/news/1241153...
iamlegend9999  +   551d ago
It will because there are already free to play games coming to the playstation 4. Probably the biggest f2p game coming is PlantetSide 2.
Skips  +   551d ago
http://www.gamenguide.com/a...

Agreed, VERY excited for it.
jonboi24  +   551d ago
I believe Sony already stated that ps4 would support F2P, though doesn't Sony already have f2p games on the ps3?
Rhaigun  +   551d ago
Yes. Both Dust 514 and DCU online are F2P.
oof46  +   551d ago
Yes, they will. You can see glimpses of them trying this generation (Happy Wars for the 360). But, free to play is a viable pay model that will be implemented in the next gen consoles.

https://www.gameinformer.co...
ErzaScarlet  +   551d ago
I hope that SONY will embrace F2P next gen for PS4.
isarai  +   551d ago
Well Sony already has, they have quite a few free to play games like

Jetpack Joyride
Home
Uncharted 3 MP
Dust 514
Free Realms
DC Universe Online
Singstar
Everybody Dance
BUZZ!

and a few more

Not saying those are all great games, but a few of them are really good for being F2P and Sony already stated they are going to dive more into it in the future
UnXSpeKTeD  +   550d ago
This should be the next big step, I could see myself spending alot of time with LOL from my nextgen console or even a game similar,the only thing I worry about are the controls but then again guardians of middle earth was pretty good and even awesomenauts was decent

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